Help Support an Afghan Refugee Family
Join Saint Clement in partnering with Catholic Charities to sponsor an Afghan family.
Letter from Fr. Peter Wojcik, Pastor
Who will we help?
Refugees are being allowed into the U.S. as a result of legislation passed by Congress offering refuge for Afghans and their families who assisted the American government during the war. They include translators, drivers, maintenance workers and others who supported the U.S. military. They are described as Special Immigrant Visa holders. The Catholic Charities in Chicago is collaborating with other Catholic Charities offices where refugees are already being welcomed. Our support will go directly to the agency that will support the family. At this point, we don’t know if the family will be in Chicago, as the government is trying to place families as close to already existing Afghan communities as possible.
Here is a short video from San Antonio when Catholic Charities pledged support for over 300 refugees, many of whom already arrived there.
As we continue to grow in our anchors of serving and giving, please join me in supporting this humanitarian need of our sisters and brothers, who like all of us, dream of living in peace and security, and help us to reach our $50,000 goal to support their new start in our country.